The 39th match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup that is ongoing will have Italy play against Uruguay on the 24th day of June at Estadio das Dunas, a stadium located in Natal City, Brazil. The match will officially kickoff at exactly 12.00 pm Eastern time.
This is one of the best matches among the group D teams. This match is a determining factor as to which team will make it to the round of 16 level and which one will have to be eliminated. The group which is termed “The Group of Death” has turned out to be a really magic box. To watch Uruguay vs Italy Group D match live streaming online, click on the below live link banner.
Costa Rica has had a very impressive performance when it played against the two teams. It at some point humiliated the two giants in the world of football. Expect one of the toughest match ever in this group. It is skills meet skills type of match.
Italy vs Uruguay World Cup Match Preview
After securing an early victory over England, the team had high hopes of finishing in the top position of the group. However, Costa Rica turned down the higher expectations of Italy by defeating them.
Over the two matches played, Italy has been seen to be a bit shaky in its performance when compared to previous years. Despite securing victory over Roy Hodgson’s team, Italy has not played an impressive football at all.
They were held to hostage when Costa Rica defeated them 1-0 ad the results may be used as a wakeup call for the team or either destroy their reputation even further. The team will miss a number of key players in this match which is not a good indication of victory.
Cesare Prandeli, the coach of Italy is however confident that his team will perform well in this match and others to come. Proceeding to the next level will mean a win in this match and hence Italy will put all the required measures so that this 3 points can be something to miss on.
Uruguay seem still not to believe that they lost against Costa Rica in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. All the disappointments were directed to the next match in which they played and won against England.
This for some reasons has boosted the morale of the team and is therefore scheduled to rock in the mnatch ahead of them. The team has got the best players in the world and will have to use them to the latter so as to secure the three points.
The team too has Luiz Suarez back in action and this must have boosted their morale eve further. Even though they have the potential of winning, it will be a do or die match and opportunity for the South American based team.
Uruguay vs Italy: Who Are The Best Players?
Mario Balotelli is the key player of the match. He is a well talent player who can be heavily relied upon as far as winning is concerned. He will work hand in hand with Gianluigi Buffon another superstars in making sure that Italy clinches the three points.
Uruguay on the other hand will rely mostly on the efforts of none other than Luis Suarez who is back after a knee surgery. The superstar will combine efforts with Criatian Rodriguez for the victory of their team.
Italy vs Uruguay: Head To Head
Uruguay and Italy, the two teams have played against each other a total of 9 times over the previous years. 3 out of the 9 matches were won by Uruguay as Italy won 2. The remaining matches ended up in a draw. 10 out of the 19 goals were scored by Uruguay.
Uruguay vs Italy: Match Prediction
This is really tough to predict Uruguay vs Italy match as the winner of this match will go to the super 16 and the loser will have to quit this world cup with just 3 points. Anyway, If we take a look at the current performances of both teams, then we can say, The game will be tough but will end in a 2-1 win in favor of Uruguay.